In this new residence, traditional charm is balanced with the functional needs of a modern family.The homeowners emphasized their desire for casual living over formal entertaining, and wanted a family home that also provided separate living areas for both the children and adults.A bright and lively kitchen serves as a social hub for the home. Large windows offer views of the outdoors, and a built-in banquette provides a cozy place to curl up with a book. The adjoining breakfast table serves as an informal dining space, while a nearby desk area keeps the family connected and can be concealed behind cabinet doors when not in use.
The warmth and brightness of the kitchen carries throughout
the home, where generous natural light streams into living spaces from large
windows. The L-shaped floor plan maximizes the connection to the green space
and frames the backyard. A second-story porch off the children’s study
complements the first-floor circulation to the outdoors and offers an elevated
retreat from the yard.
The house is a compelling example of a new home in a
historical context. Streamlined features reference the traditional setting
while providing fresh interpretations: the overall massing is consistent with
the neighborhood; the plan provides easy access to the outdoors; and the
palette of painted siding, mahogany windows, galvanized metal roofing, and
reclaimed antique brick blends with the surrounding houses.